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State Troopers Participate in Chariots of Hope Wheelchair Collection

This article was published on: 05/6/16 1:14 AM by Mike Minarsky

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Chariots of Hope is a Connecticut-based, nonprofit organization that collects used wheelchairs and then refurbishes and distributes them to people in need around the world.

 

Efforts are underway to raise public awareness about the need for this service and to encourage people who own wheelchairs that are no longer in use to donate them to this worthy cause.  There are nearly 20 million children and adults around the world who could make use of the wheelchairs that now sit idle in people’s attics and basements.

 

Chariots of Hope next major collection effort is the 17th annual “Day of 1000 Wheels.” The goal is to collect 300 wheelchairs in one day, Saturday May 7, 2016.

 

Anyone wishing to donate a wheelchair may drop it off at any Connecticut State Police barracks between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2016.  Representatives from Chariots of Hope will be on hand to accept the wheelchair donation.

 

For additional information, call (860) 242-HOPE or visit the Chariot’s Website at www.chariotsofhope.org.

 

State Police Drop off locations for the wheelchair collection:

State Police Troop A    90 Lakeside Road, Southbury

State Police Troop B    463 Ashley Falls Road, North Canaan

State Police Troop C    1320 Tolland Stage Road, Tolland

State Police Troop D    55 Westcott Road, Danielson

State Police Troop E    395 Northbound  Montville

 

State Police Troop F      315 Spencer Plains Road, Westbrook

State Police Troop G   149 Prospect Street, Bridgeport

State Police Troop H   100R Washington Street, Hartford

State Police Troop I     631 Amity Road, Bethany

State Police Troop K   15A New Hartford Road, Colchester

 

State Police Troop L    452A Bantam Road, Litchfield

 

Last year 55 wheel chairs were collected across Connecticut at State Police Troops.

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